Message ID: 0005285
Time Message Issued: 14:18
Date Message Issued: 12/01/2021
Origin / Name: BLACKFORD
Grass fire at Blackford, Lucindale, and Avenue Range in the Lower South East of South Australia
ISSUED FOR BLACKFORD
SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is currently in attendance at a grass fire in the Blackford, Avenue Range and Lucindale areas of the Lower South East of South Australia. The fire in now contained however there is an active Bushfire Advice message.
The fire has burnt more than 14,073 ha of grass and scrub, with significant losses to fencing and livestock. The fire has impacted the communities of Avenue Range, Blackford and Lucindale with several structures confirmed lost or substantially damaged.
Rapid Damage Assessment teams will be in the Blackford and Avenue Range and Lucindale areas checking structures in the fire affected areas.
CFS and Department of Environment and Water (DEW) have 40 fire trucks and 200 firefighters, supported by farm fire units, currently on the fire ground. The Victorian Country Fire Authority has sent resources to assist, including 4 fire trucks and a command vehicle. One Forty One Plantations is assisting with 2 fire trucks and 2 water tankers.
Aircraft will continue to fly over the fire ground today to provide information and help stop any outbreaks.
CFS will be holding a community meeting at 6pm tonight at the Lucindale War Memorial Hall, Lot 92 Centenary Ave, Lucindale.
If you need help because of property losses please phone the Disaster Recovery Hotline 1800 302 787
Department of Primary Industry SA (PIRSA) teams are on fire ground this morning assessing stock losses and helping locals with injured stock. If you need help your livestock please call 1800 255 556
South Australian Power Networks(SAPN-ETSA) are inspecting and repairing electrical infrastructure. Please stay well away from any down power lines until SAPN have completed repairs. If you have downed powerlines on your property, please phone 13 13 66
The South East Drainage Board have people inspecting the drains, bridges and crossings within the fire area.
SAPOL have roads closed in the area, please refer to the traffic.sa.gov.au for updates as these are changing with conditions. If you are driving through this area you should slow down and be aware of fallen trees, injured or deceased livestock and wildlife that may be on the roads.
If the general public see any outbreaks of fire they should immediately contact 000.
For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.
This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Jan 12 2021 21:30
WHAT TO DO:
- Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
- Decide what you will do if the situation changes
- Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours
KEEP UP TO DATE:
- CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
- Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
- For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361
- For teletype service TTY 133 677
- CFS on Facebook or Twitter
- On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.
Do not rely on a single source for warning information.
For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)
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